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Monday, September 25, 2017

Real cost of mega-sporting events much higher than people think

Beijing National Stadium

The real cost of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events is much higher than host bids would have us believe, according to a new study exploring the impacts of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. That’s because it takes additional investments to keep newly built venues in use after the event.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Department temporarily relocated to Math and Computer building for Spring and Fall 2017

We've moved!

Due to extensive renovations on the second floor of B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH), the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has relocated to the first floor (basement level) of the Mathematics and Computer building (MC).

Faculty and staff will be located in MC for the Spring and Fall 2017 terms. Please see our Contact's list for individual's room numbers.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Waterloo leisure studies ranks among top in world

WATERLOO, ONT. (Thursday, March 9, 2017)

The University of Waterloo is one of the best schools in the world for subjects related to Hospitality and Leisure Management, according to new rankings released today.

The rankings, published by the UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), place Waterloo 13th in the world — and first in Canada — for Hospitality and Leisure Management Studies.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month

Feeling a little stressed this term? Come to the DC 1301 fishbowl Thursday afternoon 2-4pm on February 16, 2017 and find out how therapy dogs can relieve stress and anxiety. Co-sponsored by Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month and UW Wellness. Self-care packages were also distributed today. Tweet @UWRecandLeisure a picture or comment if you received one.

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